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A thread for when the sisters play doubles together.

 

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Beijing Doubles Draw:

[1] Hsieh/Strycova BYE
King/Niculescu v Ostapenko/Yastremska
[WC] Ninomiya/Yang v Goerges/Sevastova
[8] Melichar/Peschke v Brady/Srebotnik

[4] Dabrowski/Xu BYE
Jurak/Martinez Sanchez v Bondarenko/Krunic
L. Kichenok/Krawczyk v Pliskovas
[7] Stosur/Zhang v Rosolska/Sanders
 

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Beijing Doubles Round 1:

6-4 6-2 win over L. Kichenok/Krawczyk
 

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Beijing Doubles Round 2:

took out [7] Stosur/Zhang 6-1 7-5

next [4] Dabrowski/Xu.
 

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Beijing Quarter-Final:

7-5 6-3 win over [4] Dabrowski/Xu

in the SF either Melichar/Peschke or Karolina's last two singles losses - Ostapenko/Yastremska :scared:
 

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It's amazing how instantly good the twins have been since they started playing doubles together again. Obviously you'd expect synergy given that they're twins, but it's still really impressive especially given that neither have played a lot of doubles in recent years and they've yet to lose before the semis of a tournament. It makes you wonder what they could achieve if they gave doubles the same attention they give singles.

I'm still curious why this has randomly happened (are they hoping to play together at the Olympics?), but I hope it does some good for them in singles too, especially Kristyna who could gain some confidence from this.
 

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It's amazing how instantly good the twins have been since they started playing doubles together again. Obviously you'd expect synergy given that they're twins, but it's still really impressive especially given that neither have played a lot of doubles in recent years and they've yet to lose before the semis of a tournament. It makes you wonder what they could achieve if they gave doubles the same attention they give singles.

I'm still curious why this has randomly happened (are they hoping to play together at the Olympics?), but I hope it does some good for them in singles too, especially Kristyna who could gain some confidence from this.
I doubt is about the Olympics, in Prague Open Karolina mentioned again she's not interested at the moment to go to the Olympics so... and Kristyna mentioned during Tashkent that they're enjoying spending time together again, seems like Kris had some rough time leading with "sibling pressure" so maybe is their way to make up, I only know Kaja looks more relaxed while playing with Tynka so hopefully is true they will play more next year.
 

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Beijing SF:

6-4 4-6 [6-10] loss to Ostapenko/Yastremska
 

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Beijing SF:

6-4 4-6 [6-10] loss to Ostapenko/Yastremska
That was a truly superb match! Four real power players, with each demonstrating that they can manage the deft and gentle stuff as well. There were probably a couple of nominations for doubles point of the year, but the jewel in the crown was in the second set - 4-2, 15-0, with Karolina serving. Utterly outstanding gets by everyone, with a terrific finish. Hopefully someone can put it on here.

And, just to show that the lefty rules in this partnership, Kristyna left her sister for dead in the ace stakes - 6-3, or maybe 7-2. But neither of them could quite match Yastremska for player of the match. Her all-round game was outstanding.
 

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Kaja now owned by Ostapenko and Yastremska who have beaten her 3 straight times. Dayana smashed her in Wuhan singles and Penko defeated her with 25 DF in Beijing singles. Pliskovas were outplayed today big time, only had one break point which ended up being also a set point and Ostapenko hit one of her infamous mandatory double faults to gift twins a set but they would get no more today.
 

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Dubai Doubles Draw:

[1] Hsieh/Strycova BYE
Han/Peng v Lister/Voracova
Kenin/Mattek-Sands v [WC] Adamczak/Sizikova
Flipkens/Van Uytvanck v [6] Peschke/Schuurs

[4] Dabrowski/Zhang BYE
Muchova/Vondrousova v Brady/Sevastova
Jurak/Shvedova v Kichenoks
Golubic/Teichmann v [7] Duan/Kudermetova

[5] Krejcikova/Zheng v Guarachi/Rosolska
[WC] Garcia/Mirza v Kudryavtseva/Srebotnik
Ninomya/Yang v Goerges/Halep
[3] Melichar/Xu BYE

[8] Aoyama/Shibahara v Pliskovas
Carter/Stefani v Hradecka/Klepac
Krawczyk/Riske v Christian/Kalashnikova
[2] Chans BYE
 

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Dubai Doubles Round 1:

beat the #8 seeds Aoyama/Shibahara 2 & 2

play Carter/Stefani next.
 
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Tipsport Elite Trophy match 8:

lost to Siniakova/Krejcikova 6-3 (3)6-7 [6-10]

First shot of the match was an ace by Kris. She was the best player for most of the match. In the 2nd set, the Pliskovas broke to go up 6-5, but with Karolina serving they got broke right back (the only time they were broken.) Then the momentum totally swung in Siniakova/Krejcikova's favour.
 
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Dubai Doubles Draw:

[1] Mertens/Sabalenka BYE
Mattek-Sands/Pegula v Ninomiya/Voracova
Klepac/Mirza v Shelby/Zheng
[7] Hayley Carter/Stefani v [WC] Silva/Van Der Hoek

[3] Melichar/Schuurs BYE
Bertens/Pattinama Kerkhove v Christian/Santamaria
Niculescu/Potapova v Kalashnikova/Marozava
[8] Guarachi/Jurak v [WC] Behbehani/Buyukakcay

[6] Dabrowski/Gauff v Siegemund/Zvonareva
Bencic/Hradecka v L. Kichenok/Ostapenko
Xu/Yang v Dzalamidze/Lister
[4] Aoyama/Shibahara BYE

[5] Babos/Kudermetova v Krunic/Panova
Rybakina/Shvedova v Karolina & Kristyna
Pavlyuchenkova/Rodionova v N. Kichenok/Olaru
[2] Krejcikova/Siniakova BYE
 

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Dubai Round 1:

6-4 6-2 over Rybakina/Shvedova
 

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Dubai Round 1:

6-4 6-2 over Rybakina/Shvedova
No breaks of serve in the first set until the end. Kristyna served consecutive aces on the way to holding for 2-1, and had to save break points to get to 4-3. Shvedova and Karolina both held to love for 5-4 but Rybakina, who had won her last eight service points, had a nightmare game, winning just one point and blasting her last forehand over the baseline.

In the second set Rybakina served consecutive double faults on the way to losing her first service game. Kristyna got back from 15-40 to win the next game when Shvedova netted, and then Shvedova got broken when Krystina forced Rybakina to put a volley into the net.

Karolina had her worst game of the day when serving for the match, getting broken for the only time, but they won on their second match point on Rybakina's serve when she repeated her shot from the end of the first set. All over in an hour and five minutes.

Second round against the winner of today's match between Babos/Kudermetova and Krunic/Panova.
 

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They didn't play the best but Rybakina was almost playing alone so, a win is a win, Kaja and Kris had a lot of fun it seems so maybe this will help them in their singles matches.
You must be kidding. I like Rybakina, and she started off well enough, but she was rubbish after her love hold for 3-3 in the first set. She never held serve again, and that was on her own racquet through double faults and unforced errors. Shvedova played the shot of the match, a fabulous backhand winner down the line in her own first service game, and it was she who engineered the break of Karolina's serve at the end with a couple of lovely volleys.
 
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